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loved by everyone Wicklow man's family speak of heartache after loved one's death in road crash

He was one of seven people killed and several injured in a spate of collisions on Irish roads between St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Eve.


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The family of a man killed in a road crash in Wicklow this week said his whole family have been torn apart by his death.

Sean Hanley, who was aged in his 30s and from Newtownmountkennedy, tragically died following a crash between his car and a bus on the M11 last Monday night.

The young man, who was described by pals as a “young man who was so loved by everyone”, was the sole occupant of the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Sean was one of seven people killed and several injured in a spate of collisions on Irish roads between St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

In Dublin, a cyclist died when a car and bicycle collided on Killeen Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 on Monday.

Patrick McGrane, who aged in his 80s and lived in Ballyfermot, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Patrick was originally from Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties and worked for years for Dublin Corporation.

Patrick was predeceased by his loving wife Annie, son Paul, sisters Maggie and Essie and is sadly missed by his daughter Anne Marie, brothers Mick and Teasie, neighbours and friends.

His funeral mass Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Ballyfermot on Tuesday at 11.30am.

In another fatal crash, David Henning died on the N60 at Breaffy in Co Mayo on Monday evening.


David Henning

David Henning

David Henning

The 33-year-old was a passenger in one of the cars that was involved in the two vehicle impact that left four others injured.

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None of the injuries sustained by the other four people are said to be life threatening.

David was a member of a family originally from South Africa which runs a jewellery manufacturing enterprise at Killawalla, Westport.

His funeral took place on Saturday in St. Patrick's Church, Killawalla with the funeral proceeding to Killawalla Cemetery for burial.

His funeral notice said he will be sadly missed by his loving family, father Allan Henning, mother Genevieve Davis, brothers Brett & Justin, sisters Leigh, Mary & Vanessa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Breaffy GAA were among those to pay tribute to David.

“Breaffy GAA and Breaffy Community would like to send condolences to the family and friends of David Henning, we are very sorry for your loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace,” they said.

In Northern Ireland, three young men in their 20s, named locally as Nathan Corrigan, Peter Finnegan and Peter McNamee, died after a car and a lorry collided on the A5 Omagh Road in Garvaghy in the early hours of Monday morning.

A fourth man, also in his 20s, was badly injured in the smash.

Meanwhile, a woman in her 80s was rushed to hospital by air ambulance on Tuesday after a serious crash in Co Donegal.

The collision between a car and a van on the outskirts of Ballyshannon occurred at 2.25pm.

John Power (23) died in a two-vehicle road crash in Ferns, Co Wexford, on St Stephen’s Day.


John Power

John Power

John Power

The popular young man’s funeral took place in St Aidan’s Church in Ferns on Thursday.

He is survived by his parents Ken and Susan, brothers Eamonn, William, and his twin brother, Ken.

The driver of the second vehicle and sole occupant of the car, a woman in her mid-50s, was seriously injured and was in critical condition in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin.

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